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on the homestretch. >> president obama tour devastated areas of new jersey with governor chris christie. >> she's sick it and crying her heart out about it. >> i'm tired. >> unusual approach to getting goods over the border,ing agents came across the jeep as it got stuck. >> all that -- >> give me a break. >> you wear a belt i'll start drawing a miss. >> -- and all that matters. >> amazing time laps video of sandy slamming new york city. >> few more days and no power new york might get weird. >> on cbs "this morning." >> speaking foreign language >> when your city is flooding that's as bad as antonio [ bleep ] banderas. >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york, norah o'donnell is in washington. the extent of superstorm sandy's damage has become clearer and more alarming, five a day. this morning sandy is blamed for 75 deaths in ten states. and about 5 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city many subway and commuter trains are now running and the city has put restrictions on drivers trying to get into manhattan. drivers also face severe
the damage from superstorm sandy. the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation. president obama promised the government would do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we'll follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away the search for traps or missing people on staten island can't. nypd rescued six people from roof troops on wednesday. there are signs of life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare without public transportation wednesday manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. there's some good news. subway and train service is starting up again today at least on a limited basis. >> i am declaring a transportation emergency. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg is mandating that all cars driving into manhattan has to have at least three people. >> i know it is inconvenient for a lot of people but the s
by executive order. >> governor christie. >> darkness, candles and whining children. >> people had no e-mail, facebook, twitter or instagram or as amp ol users put it, facebook, twitter or instagram or as amp ol users put it, welcome to the party. captioning funded by cbs >>>welcome to cbs "this morning." the remains of superstorm sandy is moving into western new york and causing trouble as far west as wisconsin but nothing like the damage in the northeast. the death toll this morning is 55, 22 of them in new york city alone. >> 6.8 million utility customers are still without power in 16 states and washington, d.c. in hard hit lower manhattan officials say power will not be fully restored until the weekend at the earliest. however, financial markets will reopen this morning and major airports are also starting to reopen. our correspondents are all along the east coast again this morning reporting on the impact of superstorm sandy. >> we begin with jeff glor along the jersey shore which bore the brunt of sandy's wind and rain. president obama will visit the devastation there later today.
of the worst damage is along the jersey shore where floods and outages prompted governor chris christie to postpone halloween. alison harmelin is in atlantic city. >> reporter: anita, a clear sunny day here at the jersey shore only made it so much more evident that the destruction is everywhere. president obama arrived in new jersey for a closeup look at the damage. the president took a chopper tour with governor christie over devastated areas of the state where superstorm sandy hit with full force. record storm surge took out atlantic city's boardwalk. in the tiny beach community of long port, new jersey, the storm surge brought the beach literally right onto the main street. there are feet and feet of sand piled up as if it were a snowstorm. they came out bikes to see the devastation. >> never saw sand like that. that's due to the storm surge i think. >> reporter: further up the jersey shore this is what's left of the famous boardwalk in seaside heights. the storm lifted homes off their foundations and crumpled up boats. in the town here, fires continued to burn, on a stream of natura
today alongside the governor, chris christie. this is all that is left of sea hide heights famous boardwalk, the rollercoaster sits crumbled in the ocean, the ferris wheel suspended over the water. bruce johnson spent his day taking in the damage in nearby asbury park. >> two days after sandy -- tore through here, water so deep it was up to the waist, a lot found that boating is the best way to get around down here. >> we take it one day at a time. >> we make the best of it. >> this is unbelievable. and we live here with my grandmother. she's been in belmar for 80 years and never seen anything like this. >> if you live in belmar, please leave the area. >> the boardwalk about a mile and a half long, it is all gone. >> i've never seen anything like it before. irene, nothing even close. i went to the beach yesterday and it was like a tornado walked through. i walk it every day. i have never seen anything like it. >> i've never seen anything like it. we've been through storms and blizzards and this one they said it was going to be bad and its with. >> reporter: belmar emergency respon
of christy. i think they're going to see another ten inches before it's all said and done. live outside, our michael and son weather cam. 43. winds out of the south/southwest at 7. pressure continues to rise as sandy continues to pull away from us. next three days, breezy with a shower. 54 tomorrow. not bad for halloween. mid-50s on thursday. a little more sunshine. and then quite low 50s but a bit cool. next seven days, pretty good. mid-as on saturday. turn your clocks back. we get an extra hour this weekend. upper 60s on sunday. rain showers next monday. we'll be back right after this. stay student. tuned. >> that's it. we're back tonight at 11:00 with the latest on the cleanup of sandy. ♪ "e.t." >>> hollywood reaches out to the victims of superstorm sandy. >> it's pretty scary out there. >> these times bring people together. >> millions evacuated. dozens dead. the media fighting to cover the storm. >> my goodness, the wind has just been insane! goodness gracious! >> "e.t." is on the ground in manhattan today. >> i'm bringing you the latest from times
surveying sandy's aftermath. he took afears hand -- a firsthand tour of the damage with governor christie. he said the federal government will be helping with clean-up efforts. >>> there was speculation that the storm would delay this week's employment report. the last one before the election. but today, the department of labor says it will be out on time. amtrak is slowly restoring service along the northeast corridor tonight. but is still not operating through new york's penn station since the surrounding tunnels are flooded out. our bruce johnson started riding out the storm in rehoboth beach, delaware and is in north carolina and he filed this report -- new jersey and he filed this report. >> reporter: this is bruce johnson in as bury park, new jersey. it's been making a comebook and was doing pretty good according to the people who live here. until sandy arrived with 80, 90- mile-per-hour winds on monday. take a look at the pride and joy of the park, the boardwalk and look at what the storm, this hurricane did to it. it's raped the boards up and it's -- ripped the boards up and it's
. this is probably 3 or 4 feet. this is from snow shoe. christy sent this picture as well. probably another 6 to maybe 10 inches on the way tonight, tomorrow, and even tomorrow night will probably see a little bit of snow. now we have to deal with some river flooding, it's in the crazy bashar al-assad right now, the -- not crazy bad right now. the monocacy will crest continue. also remember that number is a forecast. right now we're expecting moderate flooding on the monocacy later tonight. now point of rocks potomac, flood stage 16. the crest forecast to be 22.3. that's 8:00 tomorrow. and then we expect minor to moderate flatting at point of rocks -- flooding at point of rocks. closer to town, wisconsin avenue well we're looking at flood stage at 6 feet and about 8.6 crest on thursday morning at 2:00. and we think minor flooding there. but again, we'll keep opposed because these -- you posted because the crest numbers will change as we get more data to how much water is draining into the basin. okay, michael & son weather camera live, it's cloudy outside. it's not very -- there's not much he
. >> reporter: the new jersey governor chris christie will ask the president for help rebuilding the beaches. >> we'll do what we can to rebuild as quickly as we can. >> reporter: cuisine foes are losing about $5 million a day. regulators plan to visit each casino today before deciding when they can reopen. the destruction is widespread across new jersey. in hoboken, streets are flooded. more than two million people across the state are without power and new jersey's transit system is not running. analysts estimate sandy will cost $50 billion in damages and lost business, but there are signs the region is on the road to recovery. buses in new york city are running. the stock exchange is open for business and flights have started to resume at some area airports. cbs news, at atlantic city, new jersey. >>> the storm may even impact next week's election. people rushed to maryland's early voting centers last weekend before they were closed because of the storm. today early voting resumes in the state of maryland and d.c. along with in person absentee voting in virginia. maryland governor martin
tonight. at least half of manhattan lost its power. >>> and the new jersey governor chris christie calls the destruction he witnessed today, "unfathomable and heartbreak." it was important to see the damage firsthand to chart the course for rebuilding. many roads have been opened and the travel bans have been -- bans have been lifted. >>> still ahead at 9:00, one woman gets an unexpected -- still ahead at 9, one woman gets an unexpected gift in her yard after sandy took out a tree in her yard. we're going to donate $1 to the american red cross any time you like our facebook page. >>> the well-known boxing coach and his wife are facing the possibility of taking some body blows in federal court. keely thompson and his wife bianca are looking at federal charges after misusing $1.5 million of grant money that had been intended for underprivileged kids in the district. that money was suppose to help funds keely's boxing centers, but instead investigators say he and his wife spent the cash on lavished vacations, gambling trips, cars, furnitures, even payouts to themselves. they were indicted t
. along the new jersey shore, president obama and governor chris christie took a helicopter hour of the storm damage because that's the only way to see it. >> kristin fisher is here with us this morning and kristin, you were out in the field. you were in rehoboth. and just give us an idea again of what you saw and what's going on now. >> reporter: well, it's tough to compare the two because what i found in rehoboth is nothing compared to what we're now seeing in new york and new jersey with you know, up and down the coast. millions of people remaining in the dark. the damage in the billions of dollars. and the death toll now at least 63 people. yesterday president obama brought some hope to hard hit new jersey, promising immediate federal aid and pledging to be in its for the lang howl. he -- long haul. he toured the garden state with governor chris christie with entire neighborhoods still underwater. the president said the top priority is getting the power back on especially atwater filtration plants and other critical infrastructure. the second priority? transportation. clearin
atlantic to the midwest. and it is not over yet. >> new jersey governor chris christie with us. our john miller is live in the nypd emergency command center. >> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener your world in 90 seconds. >> we knew this would be a great dangerous storm and the storm met our expectations. >> new york city is under sea right now. >> storm of the century. >> sandy slams into the northeast leaving millions ofle without power. at least 16 people dead. >> damage estimates are in the billions up and down the east coast. water rushing into the battery tunnel as well as lower manhattan. >> massive fire already decide dozens of homes in queens. >> nyu hospital forced to evacuate. everybody is rolling up their leaves and pitching in. >> land city the storm wiping out a huge section of the historic boardwalk. >> a giant crane snapped. that's a crane that's still dangles over streets of new york city. >> facade after building crashed into a street. >> oh, my gosh. we can set up offices inside a restaurant. police officer came by and tol
also fanned out across atlantic city. and governor chris christie had some harsh words for the city's mayor for failing to order evacuations. >> many people said to us no, the mayor said we can stay here. i mean those are the kind of mixed messages that at their worst moment can cost lives. >> we had waves as high as the light poles down on the boardwalk. >> experts put a price tag on $10 billion to $20 billion for sandy and that makes it one of the most expensive in history. >>> sandy helped trigger a huge snowstorm further inland. at least two feet of snow fell in west virginia and tennessee and north carolina. storm caused several accidents and left many stranded on roads and thousands without power. a winter storm warning remains in effect for those areas until tonight. so we know it could have been a lot worse around here topper? >> last year we had a snowstorm on this date pretty much. not much downtown but 10-inches in the northern burrens. >> that's nothing like what we saw yesterday. >> this was incredible and you know i think in some ways we were lucky. i mean we had 60, 7
rescued from their flooded homes. president obama joined governor chris christie on a tour of the new jersey shore, where sandy made landfall monday evening. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape. we are not going to tolerate bureaucracy. and i've instituted a 15-minute rule, essentially, on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayors, the governors, county officials. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> pelley: three days ago, this was a neighborhood of families. this evening, folks are returning to find all of their possessions in ashes. and a little while ago, we saw a man put everything he had in one baby stroller and push it away. breezy point is a community on the rockaway peninsula east of manhattan, and it is the bluest of blue-collar neighborhoods. many of the residents here are new york city firefighters or cops. let us show you what breezy point looked like before. rows of houses just a block or two from the beach. this is what the neighborhood looks like now. governor andrew cuomo walked the ground today and h
superstorm sandy. the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they say were homes destroyed and streets still underwater. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today. as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare, without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. there are some good news -- there's some good news, subway and train service is starting up again today at least on a limited basis. >> i am declaring a transportation emergency. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg is mandating that all cars drivin
christie of new jersey on the tour. new york city mayor michael bloomberg says he turned down the president's request for a tour of new york city saying the recovery efforts are simply too great to accommodate a tour at this point. >>> in our region public transportation returns to normal today. manassas park city schools are closed but most other school systems will be back open, although quite a few have announced delayed openings. for the latest weather-related closures and delays, just log on to our website. it's wusa9.com. or watch the crawl at the bottom of your screen. >>> here now the latest power outages numbers. pepco 1,690 outages. dominion power more than 23,000. bge more than 87,000. potomac edison more than 36,000 outages in maryland and an additional 94,000 outages across west virginia. smeco more than 200. novec re than 3,000. >>> matt is happily here with us this morning. see the smile on his face. mike is still trying to find his voice. monika is here. she's going to have timesaver traffic and tell us if that situation on the beltway is improving. >> it's improving. >> tha
supporter chris christie repeatedly praised the president's performance and his compassion. >> you're going t it to be okay. everybody is safe. >> reporter: today, mr. obama was back in campaign mode, deriding governor romney's promise to bring change to washington. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy isn't change. >> no! >> turning medicare into a voucher is change, but we don't want that change. >> reporter: the president's schedule over the next five days tells you a lot about his campaign strategy. he'll be spending a great deal of time in ohio and wisconsin, trying to build a midwest firewall to prevent governor romney, scott, from getting 270 electoral votes. >> pelley: well, nancy, governor romney went hunting for votes today in another swing state, virginia. and jan crawford is covering his campaign. >> we really can't have four more years like the last four years. i know the-- the obama folks are chanting four more years, four more years. but our chant is this-- five more days. >> reporter: at a hal nevirginia, a campaign cheer was also a reminder of how little t
shore. governor chris christie and president obama have been strategizing together on the clean-up. and joe biden is using his teeth to illuminate hoboken. >>> charlie rose with gayle king, norah o'donnell is in washington. >>> conditions are slowly getting better after superstorm sandy but not fast enough for its victims. at least 92 people have died because of sandy. 3.8 million utility customers still have no power. that is less than half of the outages at the peak of the storm. >> the homeland security secretary today is visiting new york's staten island where storm victims say they've been ignored. this morning drivers are waiting in long lines to get into manhattan and waiting in long lines elsewhere just to get gas. on new york's long island, the town of long beach was very hard hit. sandy eroded the barrier island sea shore and sent water into streets. seth doane is telling us what this community is facing this morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning to you, gayle. 600,000 people on long island, without power. down from a million without power in the aft
chris christie said getting them back on the grid is priority number one. >> we're in a triage and attack phase now of the storm. so we can restore power, reopen schools, prepublic transportation back online and allow people to return to their homes if they've been displaced. >> reporter: now for people no new york trying to go back to work two big challenges. first gas, no power, means most gas pumps don't work and the stations that to have power have lines that stretch for miles long. then once they can get gas their second challenge is having enough people in their car to enter new york city. since most mass transit is down, most cars are turned away with less than three people in it. that of course won't apply to the trucks that will heading in from virginia just a little bit later this morning. coming up in half an hour at 6:30 i will be talking with a spokeswoman from dominion virginia power and she says that this is the largest relief operation that their company has ever done. 1500 people that they'll be sending that way since most of the power in our area is back resto
but not fast enough. yesterday governor chris christie said getting back on the grid is priority number one. >> we're in a triage and attack phase now of the storm. so we can restore power, reopen schools, bring public transportation back online, and allow people to return to their homes if they've been displaced. >> reporter: now people in new jersey trying to go back to work are facing two challenges. first, gas. no power means most gas pumps aren't working and the stations that do have power have lines that stretch for miles long. the wait up to two, three hours and some people have waited oleate long to get gas. after that their second challenge is having enough people in their car to enter new york city. since most mass transit is still down in the city, cars with less than three people trying to cross into manhattan are turned away. so they still have a lot of water that needs to be pumped out of lower manhattan. i'll have an update on the situation there coming up in half an hour at 5:30. back to you. >> all right, thanks a lot kristin fisher,. >>> still ahead this morning the cia is
obama will travel to the storm stricken state today and join governor chris christie in viewing the damage and thanking first responders. >>> good morning. thank you for watching 9news
the garden state with governor chris christie where entire neighborhoods are still underwater. the president said his top priority, getting the power back on especially atwater filtration plants and other critical infrastructure. his second priority? transportation. clearing roads from debris and restoring mass transit so people can begin to go back to work. and their kids can go back to school. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. we want to make sure that people have realistic expectations but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: here's are the aimenings just every -- images just never ever -- you can't get used to them. homes buried in sand and entire neighborhoods gone. it's slowly sinking in that everything in the coastal communities will slowly have to be rebuilt but safety first. the hissing of natural gas can be heard in city after city i
. elaine, what's the latest there? >> reporter: good morning to you, bob. well, governor chris christie has declared a statement of emergency here in new jersey, and he's also ordered the mandatory evacuation for residents who live on the barrier islands. that begin at 4:00 this afternoon. really, the big concern here is the water. officials say the storm surge, combined with high tiepped, could send water levels much higher than normal. anywhere from 4-8 feet in some areas. another concern, of course, is downed power lines with the approaching winds here. local power companies have been prepositioning their trucks and their crews so that they can be ready to respond once this storm actually does pass. now, to of to the north in new york city, officials have opened up emergency shelters for any residents who want to go ahead and take advantage of that. there is some worry about flooding, particularly in lower manhattan. and mayor michael bloomberg is urging residents to stay inside as hurricane sandy approaches. another big worry, of course, the mass transit. officials will decide today if
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